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Heat-Traction™ Anti-Slip Covers

Skip the shoveling this winter and melt ice and snow with Safeguard Heat-Traction™ heated step and walkway covers.

An electrically powered pad under the anti-slip cover emits heat to prevent snow and ice from building up, regardless of temperature.

Even without the heated option, the covers feature a rugged, non-slip surface that grips footwear and prevents slips and falls. With a variety of grits, colors, logos, and messaging, your safety upgrade works year-round. Our Heat-Traction™ covers:

  • Enhance safety, reduce liability exposure, and lower operating costs
  • Are effective, fast-acting, and add long-lasting traction and visibility
  • Have a five-year warranty (heating elements have a two-year warranty)
  • Eliminate the need for shoveling and costly snow melting chemicals

Key Product Features

Seamless Operation

Heat-Traction™ covers can stand alone or connect together, up to 13 amps on a single power unit. Plugged into a standard 120V outlet, they generate heat to melt snow at a rate of 2″ (five centimeters) per hour.
Steps with HeatTraction™ Black anti-slip Step Covers
clear walkway with Heat Traction™ Walkway Covers

A Safer Solution

Heat-Traction™ covers are better for the environment and your workforce. They allow you to eliminate the risky, back-breaking job of shoveling snow, as well as the need to introduce corrosive chemicals onto your steps, walkways, and the surrounding landscape.

Product Specifications

Base Materials

⅛” pultruded fiberglass (FRP)

Heat-Traction™ covers are a complementary option that work well in conjunction with Safeguard anti-slip covers. The heating elements add an extra layer of protection when combined with the gritted surface of the anti-slip covers. The heated mats can be used in a standalone fashion or with gritted retrofit covers.


Available Sizes

Step Covers:

  • 60″ x 10″
  • 48″ x 10″
  • 30″ x 10”

Walkway Covers:

  • 60″ x 30″
  • 60″ x 20″
  • 30″ x 30″
  • 30″ x 20″
  • 60″ x 40″
  • 48″ x 30″
  • 36″ x 24″

Three Grit Options

  • Coarse (Industrial)
  • Fine (Commercial)
  • Extra Fine (Residential)

SAFEGUARD Color Options

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.


Warning messages, text, and logo graphics can be embedded into Safeguard® Step Covers to last for the life of the product. We can even match your color.

Combined with a Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” background, the message is visible after dark and during power outages to provide safe egress/ingress during emergency evacuations.

Learn more about adding messages or logos


How to Place an Order

Measure steps and walkways to be covered. We recommend leaving a small uncovered space at the edges in case of irregularities. If connecting multiple units, limit to 13 amps per power unit.

To place an order, please call 1-800-989-1695 or check availability in our online store. Contact us to request a quote, consultation, or sample.


How to Install

Follow instructions for step cover installation and walkway cover installation using mechanical fasteners. Insert the heating element between the solid substrate (concrete, wood, etc.) and the Hi-Traction® cover.

Placement of grommet holes on heaters can vary. Align these holes with each cover as holes are drilled. Pre-drilled holes will be aligned with the grommet holes in the heater; match each cover to its corresponding heater.

Align grommet holes on heater with holes on cover.

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